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Two time champion of the Austrailian Open: Greg Chalmers


Sydney, Austrailia - At the Emirates Austrailian Open at The Lakes Golf Club, the number 13 was in

play (and it wasn't a Friday). First, the final round took place on Sunday, November 13th . . . next, 

the last time Greg Chalmers hoisted the Stonehaven Cup as Champion of his National Championship 

was in 1998 (13 years ago), finally the winning score was -13.


Chalmers (69) was overlooked amongst all of the big names on a star studded leaderboard, contenders

Jason Day (74), John Senden(72), Adam Scott(68), defending champion Geoff Ogilvy(65), and ofcourse

Tiger Woods (67), who played his best golf since winning the JB Were Masters 2 years ago in

Austrailia.Woods was brilliant at times, his chip in for eagle at the par 5 fourteenth was vintage Tiger,

but he could do no better than -11 and a third place finish. 


Chalmers, the 38 year old Aussie was emotional after the victory, "I am just extremely excited and

extremely pleased to have won this tournament twice," he said.

"To win it once, you can stumble into that. I can see how guys can do that. But to win it twice, with this

field, that does something for me.

"That really floats my boat and it's very exciting for me. I don't know that there's any extra gratification.

Just that I have got my name on the Stonehaven Cup twice. That's phenomenal.

"I think I stumbled into it when I was 26. I had no idea how big of a deal it was. I know more and I know

how important it is.

"I think age gives you that. You understand how difficult it is. I am not a prolific winner in golf. It's hard

to win. I have a very strong respect for that."


Final Scores:



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Martin Kaymer 2011 HSBC Champion


Shanghai, China - Martin Kaymer regained his 2010 form just in time to shoot a back nine 29, and a

-20 total to win the HSBC Champoinship at Sheshan Golf Club.Kaymer's 63 was enough for a three

shot victory over Fredrik Jacobson.Graeme McDowell bounced back from his atrocious final round last

week to shoot 67 Sunday, good enough for a third place finish (-16).


Kaymer was candid about his play,"The way I have been practicing and playing I deserved to win,"

"From the moment I holed a bunker shot at the seventh, I didn't miss a lot of golf shots." 

In response to being #1 earlier in the year,"A lot of people don't realize what it takes to be #1 at

the age of 26. I was simply not used to being in the spotlight."


When asked about dealing with being #1 in the future, and if he'll know how to handle it: "For sure, 

but as long as that little English one (Luke Donald) is up there, it's going to be difficult to reach that

top spot again. Luke deserves to be the No. 1."



Scores :


The tie for fourth (-15) moved Rory McIlroy to #2 in the World Rankings.



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 Rory is 2 million dollars richer after winning in Shanghai


Shanghai - At the Shanghai Masters, Rory McIlroy (72) outdueled

Anthony Kim (69) in a playoff to win the richest purse in golf.Kim pulled 

the 4 foot putt that he needed to survive to the next hole, McIlroy made

his tap in for his second title this season.


"It's something that I feel like I can still get better at is winning and putting

yourself in the position to win when you're not playing your best," McIlroy

said."Even if it's scrappy golf where you grind it out, you're going to win a lot

more tournaments by doing that rather than playing your best golf the whole

week. I was very happy I was able to pull this one out."


The victory comes on the heels of the world #3 leaving the management

company ISM and agent Andrew "Chubby"Chandler for the Irish company

Horizon Sports fronted by Conor Ridge.Horizon also manages fellow Irishman

Graeme McDowell, and McIlroy's girlfriend and world #1 Tennis player,

Christine Wozniacki.






Sergio Garcia celebrates making his putt on the 16th sunday at Valderrama


Sotogrande, Spain - Sergio Garcia shot 71 (-6) Sunday holding off

countryman Miguel Angel Jimenez (70) for his first back to back victory

of his career at the Andalucia Masters.


"It's very, very special. Valderrama ... I have so much history here and

unfortunately it wasn't as good as this until now," said Garcia


Garcia has vaulted to seventh in the Race to Dubai standings.






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Mickey, a guy named Donald, and duck by the same name celebrate at Disney


Orlando, Florida - At the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, Luke Donald blitzed the field to show why he IS the #1 player in the world.At Disney's Magnolia course on the final day of the PGA Tour Season, Donald ran off six birdies in a row (back nine 30) to shoot 64 (-17) and take the money title from Webb Simpson who shot 69 and finished in a tie for sixth at -13.

The victory was Donalds second of the year (Accenture Match Play), and most likely assures that he will be the 2011 Player of the Year.

Justin Leonard finished second at -15.Third round leader Kevin Chappel shot 72 and finished T3 at -14.

Bill Lunde who missed the cut, won the 1 million dollar Kodak Challenge.


Final scores:



Sergio celebrates once again


Castellon, Valencia Spain - Sergio Garcia just flat out dominated the field in his homeland finishing at -27, shooting a final round 63 and winning by 11 strokes (the third largest victory in European Tour history).He dedicated the victory to Seve Ballesteros"That was for Seve," said Garcia,

"I would like to thank not only my family and friends, but also my sponsors, everyone that's around me, for supporting me through two tough years.They have stuck with me and believed in me and I'm happy to be able to pay them back with this victory".

"At the beginning of the week there's always a little extra pressure because you want to do well in front of your home fans and on your home course, but I felt really good and it showed. Hopefully I can keep moving forward, but there are still some things I can improve on."

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Taiwan - Yani Tseng won the seventh time on the LPGA Tour this season (12th for her career).Yani shot 66 in the final round for a 5 stroke victory (-16) over Azahara Munoz and Amy Lang who finished -11.

She donated $100,000 of her winnings to Taiwan Golf.






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